Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences

With Arizona State University’s online health sciences degree, you can tailor your studies to relevant areas of personal and professional interest. This program is intended for students who hold an Associate of Applied Science and are interested in earning their bachelor’s degree in a shorter amount of time. With a Bachelor of Applied Science in health sciences, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience needed to advance your career.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 19

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What are health sciences?

Health sciences refer to a broad spectrum of disciplines related to improving health care delivery, medical outcomes and treatment for individuals, communities and systems.

Through this health sciences major, you can engage with a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to support your development of the knowledge and abilities required for career growth in health-related fields.

How does the Bachelor of Applied Science in health sciences major relate to an Associate of Applied Science?

 

If you have an Associate of Applied Science in a field related to health sciences from a regionally accredited institution that has an articulation agreement with ASU, you can earn your Bachelor of Applied Science in health sciences by completing additional courses in your focus area. Upon admission, you can transfer 60 to 75 credit hours from your associate degree.

While an Associate of Applied Science in disciplines related to health and health technology can lead directly to a career in your chosen area, earning your bachelor’s degree will assist in your pursuit of management roles.

If you’re interested in completing this program but don’t have an Associate of Applied Science in a related field, ASU Online’s Bachelor of Science in health sciences program may be ideal for you.

Key features of this online health sciences degree

 

Faculty who teach courses in this health sciences major bring a wealth of research and experience to the classroom, including knowledge of how to use big data and advanced technology to improve health care. By joining this program, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to explore topics related to your chosen occupation in greater depth. You can customize your degree based on your area of interest, including focusing on topics like:

  • Community-based health outcomes.
  • Health and aging.
  • Health legislation.
  • Integrative care.
  • Spanish and health.

Will my health sciences degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Applied health sciences courses

This online health sciences degree offers a flexible curriculum featuring the latest research and insights on a wide variety of health care topics. Courses in this program cover areas like health communication, health care systems and the effects of violence on health. Featured courses include:


HSC 432: Legal Issues in Health Care


MED 417: Impact of Violence on Health


HSC 300: Complementary Health Care


HCD 420: Population Health Management


HSC 310: Health Communication


HSC 410: Supporting the Health of Older Adults


CHS 340: Health Theory


HSC 412: Health Issues in Later Life


What are careers I can get with a degree in health science?

After completing the health sciences major, you’ll be able to return to your original area of expertise in allied health and qualify for a variety of new roles, including home health coordinator, health and patient educator and school health specialist. You’ll also be prepared to earn a graduate degree in health sciences. Additional career examples include:

Community Health Worker


Growth: 15.2 %
Salary: $42,000

High School Teacher


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $62,870

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 31.5 %
Salary: $104,280

Middle School Teacher


Growth: 3.6 %
Salary: $60,810

Office Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $62,810

Social Services Director


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $69,600

Learn from leaders in applied health science

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn from leaders in applied health science

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Online health sciences degree admission requirements

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science. To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Find out how your credits transfer to ASU

Step 3: Complete the online application

Step 4: Send your transcripts

Step 5: File your FAFSA

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A top school for health sciences majors

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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